Archive for June, 2010

E3 2010: Square Enix sponsors best hotel keys ever

It’s not unusual, when checking into E3-sanctioned hotels in the days before the show, to get a packet of licensed junk meant to spread awareness of a particular publisher’s games. When we checked in this afternoon, however, we got something we’d never seen before: a trio of faintly awesome keycards, (Read more…) Read More…

Snake’s voice actor not contacted for Metal Gear Solid: Rising

David Hayter, the English-speaking voice of Snake, told MTV that he “hasn’t been contacted” regarding Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and that he has “no idea” if he’s doing it. Rising was announced for 360 and PS3 at Microsoft’s E3 press conference last year, but we haven’t seen anything other than a (Read more…) Read More…

Sneak peek at next week’s huge XBLA sale

We’ve heard through the grapevine that there’s a big XBLA sale planned for next week, including all of last year’s Summer of Arcade games. Not surprisingly the deals are only for Xbox Live Gold members. Check the full sale list here in the article. Read More…

The Metal Gear Solid: Rising box art they don’t want you to see!

Who’s “they”? Microsoft? Konami? Kojima Productions? We’re not sure, but at least one of these companies is clearly saving some kind of big reveal for next week’s E3 conference… Read More…

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded confirmed in Square Enix’s E3 games list

Remember a couple days ago when we reported on a voice actor saying he was working on an unannounced Kingdom Hearts game, which we thought was called Recoded? Now Square Enix confirmed its existence in a list of the games they’re showing at E3. But how correct were the rumors? Read More…

2K reveals its E3 lineup

We’re less than a week away from the year’s biggest game show (that’d be E3 2010, not like Price is Right or something) and the list of confirmed games keeps on coming. Today we’ve got 2K spilling the beans on their lineup. Which is found after the link, of course. Read More…

Impenetrable car article: Forza 3’s “Summer Velocity” DLC

Anyone who’s hardcore into their hobby tends to pick up a bunch of vocabulary and habits that are totally foreign to people who don’t share the same passion. Fantasy sports fans, art enthusiasts, WoW players, all of them will ramble on ad nausea about the really specific thing they love (Read more…) Read More…

Max Payne 3 delayed and other news from Take-Two earnings call

After listening to what was called an “exciting” earnings call by someone who’s listened to far more than I have, a few interesting facts can be gleaned from Take-Two’s second quarter earnings call to investors (and media obviously). After the publisher crowed about just how awesome Red Dead Redemption is (Read more…) Read More…

Sims 3 trailer reminds us console version is coming

It seems like anyone who’s ever played any version of The Sims has a horror story about some evil or creepy thing they’ve done in the game, whether it’s murdering a pool full of Sims by removing the ladder, or simply trying to make every Sim sleep with every other (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: The War Collection now available for chumps

Call of Duty: The War Collection, which includes Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, and Call of Duty: World at War, was released today. The 360-exclusive bundle is selling at full price ($59.99USD). PS3 owners, you may still be missing out on CoD 2, but don’t worry, (Read more…) Read More…

Capcom’s E3 lineup revealed

We reported earlier today the list of confirmed (and unconfirmed) games that are scheduled to appear at E3 2010. Just a few moments after that story went live, Capcom sent along its own email blast containing its entire lineup, plus the promise of other games to be announced during next (Read more…) Read More…

Hot Xbox 360 deals this week

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‘Infinity Ward as we know it is dead’, claims Braben

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Animated miniseries explains Crackdown 2′s zombies

Who is Catalina Thorne? Why are there zombies (or mutants, or whatever they are) roaming Pacific City’s streets in Crackdown 2? And since when does anyone actually care about the story is in Crackdown? Two of these questions are answered in “Evil Seed,” part two of an ongoing, five-episode miniseries that explains (Read more…) Read More…

Virtual reality project aims to simulate Iron Man’s flight

Want to know what it feels like to fly a physics-defying exoskeleton? A project by Feng-GUI CEO, Rafael Mizrahi, and others, aims to do just that, and while their construction isn’t a bleeding-edge, nano-engineered superweapon, it’s a neat exploration of immersive digital experiences… Read More…